House Speaker Pelosi rejects GOP Reps. Jim Jordan, Jim Banks as picks to join committee to investigate the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection. Trump supporters Jordan and Banks were two of five House Republicans selected to join the bipartisan committee by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. In a statement, Pelosi cited “concern about statements made and actions taken by these Members.” Ref. USAToday.
Some of those republicans should not even be anywhere near a committee or hearing into January 6 because they are part and partially to blame for what happened by their agreement or silence on the matter.
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Police give emotional testimony to Jan. 6 committee, Liz Cheney says panel needs answers on what happened at Capitol, White House that day. A House committee tasked with investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection kicked off its first public hearing Tuesday, which included emotional testimony from police officers. The panel of seven Democrats and two Republicans aims to find out who organized and funded the deadly attack that threatened to stop the peaceful transition of power. Source 4s.
Jan. 6 committee subpoenas organizers of events preceding Capitol riot. The subpoenas follow the announcement last week that the committee subpoenaed four people in former President Donald Trump's inner circle about events leading up to the attack on the Capitol and issues surrounding the peaceful transfer of power to the Biden administration. Ref. USAToday.
Biden blocks Trump's attempt to withhold documents from a House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The White House has said that it would not be appropriate for Biden to assert executive privilege to block the release of documents sought by the January 6 Select Committee. Ref. USAToday.
Trump is trying all his deceptive tactics as usual even trying to get the current office of the president to do his bidding *shaking my head*.
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A Capitol Police officer has been charged with obstruction in a January 6 riot case. A veteran U.S. Capitol Police officer assigned to the K-9 unit during the Jan. 6 riot allegedly directed a participant in the insurrection to remove evidence showing the rioter's presence inside the U.S. Capitol. The officer now faces obstruction charges. Source 4i.